Concept note outlining the proposed areas
The Fiji National University (FNU)
The Fiji Disabled Peoples Federation Â (FDPF), Will work together on
The Fiji National University is a body corporate with perpetual succession, which has a common
seal, established by the Fiji National University Decree 2009 to serve the needs of the post-
Secondary educational and industrial training requirements of Fiji.Â FNU was established in 2009, under the Fiji National University Decree No. 39 of 2009.
University Council – Under the Decree, the Fiji National University Council is the Universityâ€™s governing body and has overall responsibility for the Universityâ€™s sound and effective governance. The Council approves the Universityâ€™s strategic direction; monitors the Universityâ€™s progress, using agreed performance indicators; and, approves the Universityâ€™s budget, its policies, and, delegations of authority. The Council also reviews its own performance and the performance of its Committees.Â Through its organisational and management structure, FNU fosters coherence and co-operation across the University in its teaching,
Research and service, and, promotes the efficient and effective deployment of resources (including administrative resources) across its Campuses and Centres. Academic units, including Schools and Departments, are organised into six Colleges: Agriculture, Fisheries & Forestry; Business, Hospitality & Tourism Studies; Engineering, Science & Technology; Humanities & Education; Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences; and the National Training & Productivity Centre.
These Colleges facilitate teaching, research and service activities across Campuses and Centres. The main administrative Support Services such as student administration, finance, human resource management, information technology and facilities, are located on Nasinu Campus. This structure supports consistent service levels, efficient resource use, and access to professional support and specialist expertise for all areas. FNUâ€™s approach is to embed quality in all of its processes to achieve excellent outcomes. The culture is one of innovation and responsiveness, of review and improvement. Responsibility for quality is explicitly assigned to line managers, particularly the College Deans, Directors, and Heads of Schools and Departments, in consultation with key committees.
This Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) is designed to foster a friendly relationship through mutual cooperation in support services, awareness & advocacy, consultations with legislations, community programmes and research between the Fiji National University and the Fiji Disabled Peoples Federation.Â
The Fiji National University and the Fiji Disabled Peoples Federation have reached agreement on the following areas of cooperation, subject to mutual consent:
The terms of such mutual assistance and funding for any specific programme and activity shall be mutually discussed and agreed upon in writing by both parties prior to the initiation of a particular program.
Each institution will designate an individual to coordinate this program and all endeavors that may derive from it. For this purpose, the Fiji National University designates [â€¦) and the Fiji Disabled Peoples Federation designates [â€¦]
FDPF shall be responsible for the following:
3.2 Responsibility of FNU
FNU shall be responsible for the following:
No amendment, consent, or waiver of terms of this MOU shall bind either party unless in writing and signed by all parties. Any such amendment, consent, or waiver shall be effective only in the specific instance and for the specified purpose given. The parties to this MOU, by the signatures below of their authorized representatives, acknowledge having read and understood this MOU and agree to be bound by its terms and conditions.
This MOU shall commence on the date of latest signature and be in effect for [# of years], at which time it shall be reviewed for possible extension. Either party may terminate this MOU by written notification signed by the appropriate official of the institution initiating the notice. However, such notification must be received by the other party at least six months prior to the effective date of termination.
Fiji Disabled Persons Federation
Fiji National University
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